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PSU Performance Slow Downs

jidenshaotoko

6 months ago

Hey guys!

I'm a comic book colorist by profession and I use Photoshop, sometimes for around 12 hours at a time nearly everyday for the last 10 years. That's to say I'm very familiar with how it performs for my use case and I definitely noticed a slight performance boost upon replacing my faulty RM650X for an HX850.

That's not to say Photoshop had been running slow or anything, but zooming and panning have returned to being butter smooth like it used to be when I got my current rig.

Does a dying PSU really have any influence in how your other components - mainly CPU and GPU - perform?

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

As a general rule, I'd say no; a sagging voltage will generally cause errors rather than slowdowns, and anything else would most likely trip a full shutdown. I'd be reluctant to say it's impossible, but I certainly wouldn't expect it. (I'd be very curious to learn more if anyone knows facts to the contrary!)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's interesting. I'd be less puzzled if I had updated either Windows or Photoshop or even if had done a clean install, none of which are the case here. All I did was swap PSUs.

I wonder what the sudden return to smooth panning and zooming might be attributed to...

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